Period
to 15 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Active Directory skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory over the 6 months to 15 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Active Directory
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 15 21
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Active Directory 32 53 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.72% 10.04% 9.46%
As % of the System Software category 66.67% 47.75% 60.71%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 61
10th Percentile £18,525 £19,500 £22,250
25th Percentile £21,438 £22,563 £24,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £27,750 £29,000 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.31% -10.77% -
75th Percentile £40,938 £33,750 £43,750
90th Percentile £48,375 £42,500 £45,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +23.08%

Active Directory is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 48 111 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.08% 21.02% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 48 103 103
10th Percentile £19,363 £21,200 £22,250
25th Percentile £23,500 £27,250 £24,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.68% +1.43% -6.67%
75th Percentile £44,063 £51,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £49,500 £59,500 £47,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Active Directory
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Active Directory in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Active Directory in Staffordshire

Active Directory
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 15 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +18 9 £28,000 -13.85% 3
Lichfield +4 7 £42,500 -32.00% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -3 5 £25,000 -16.67% 1
Tamworth -19 3 £20,000 -16.67% 4
Active Directory
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, IT jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Azure
4 12 (37.50%) VMware
5 10 (31.25%) DHCP
5 10 (31.25%) DNS
6 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
6 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
6 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (28.13%) Social Skills
7 6 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 6 (18.75%) SLA
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (15.63%) Citrix
8 5 (15.63%) SCCM
8 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (12.50%) Meraki
9 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 4 (12.50%) VLAN

Active Directory
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (50.00%) Azure
3 6 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (9.38%) AWS
6 1 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (3.13%) IaaS
6 1 (3.13%) PaaS
6 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) DHCP
1 10 (31.25%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) VLAN
3 4 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.13%) Data Mart
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (28.13%) Social Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) IT Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) IT Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) IT Support
4 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (9.38%) IT Technician
6 3 (9.38%) Junior
6 3 (9.38%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Technician
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2019
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) ETL
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) ConnectWise
4 4 (12.50%) Meraki
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) HP